"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. College Acceptances Rolling in for Stoughton High Seniors
Click on the link below to take a look at which colleges members of the Stoughton High Class of 2013 - this year's seniors - have been accepted to so far (as reported to the Stoughton High guidance office).
This is still early in the acceptance process, so many more schools are expected to be added to this list in the coming months.
To date, these colleges and universities have offered the Class of 2013 a total of $2,800,000 in merit scholarships, according to the SHS guidance office.
Class of 2013 College Acceptances (as of 2-7-13)
2. Stoughton High Sports on Tap
The Stoughton High boys' and girls' basketball teams are in action Friday evening, Feb. 15.
The boys' host Oliver Ames on Stoughton High's senior night, while the girls' travel to OA. Both varsity games start at 6:30 p.m. JV games start at 5 p.m. and freshmen games start at 3:30 p.m.
SHS boys' basketball senior tri-captain Marcus Middleton is 34 points from joining the school's 1,000-point club. Including Friday's senior night game, there are three games left in the regular season, plus possible postseason action (SHS needs two wins over its last three games to qualify).
In other sports action:
- The Stoughton High hockey team takes on Taunton Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Alexio Arena in Taunton.
- Stoughton High wrestlers will be taking part in the sectional tournament Saturday, Feb. 16.
- Members of the Stoughton High boys' and girls' indoor track teams will be competing in the MIAA Division 2 Indoor Track and Field Championships Sunday, Feb. 17.
- Stoughton High boys' swimming captain Hunter Goodrich, a junior, will be competing in the MIAA Division 2 Boys' State Swimming and Diving Championships, Sunday, Feb. 17.
3. Help a Stoughton-Based Youth Cheerleading Group Compete at Disney
Come join the Stoughton-based youth cheerleading group, JAMZ All-Stars for lunch, dinner or drinks Sunday at the Halfway Cafe in Cobbs Corner and help get these girls to Florida to attend the UCA Cheerleading Nationals Competition at Disney.
Sunday February, 17 from 11 a.m. - midnight Halfway Cafe will donate up to 20-percent of your check to JAMZ All-Stars. A fundraising flyer must be presented to participate (which can be found in the media gallery of this article).
4. Reminder: No Trash Collection on Presidents' Day
The following is from the Stoughton DPW:
On Monday, Feb. 18, there will be no curbside trash collection in observance of Presidents' Day. Trash collection for Presidents' Day will be scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19 in addition to the regular Tuesday collection. This is standard procedure for any holiday.
All rubbish and recyclables must be curbside by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
5. Reminder: Winter Parking Ban Still in Effect
The following is from the town website:
In accordance with the Traffic Rules and Orders of the Town of Stoughton no vehicles other than one acting in an emergency shall be parked on any street, sidewalk or any municipal off–street parking area for a period of time longer than one hour between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. on any day from Dec. 1 to April 1.
The fine for violation of these parking regulations is $15 for each offense and/or towing of vehicle at owner’s expense.
Residents are also reminded that the Town of Stoughton will not be liable for any damage done to mailboxes, shrubs, lawns, fences, steps, sprinkler heads or trees which are within the street layout due to snow removal activities.